Journal article

18 Dec 2018

The aim of this research was to explore health professional's perspectives on the provision of follow-up cancer care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients in Queensland.


26 Nov 2018

This analysis found that screen-detected breast cancers were less likely to cause death than never-screened breast cancers for all age groups eligible to screen. The results include outcomes using different correction factors for lead-time bias and screening selection bias that may be more appropriate for...


13 Nov 2018

Mesothelioma in Australia – infocus presents the latest available information on the incidence of mesothelioma in Australia, along with mortality and information on previous asbestos exposure.


24 Oct 2018

This report paints the clearest picture yet of the true burden of lung cancer in Australia, now and over the next decade. It hones in on the confronting challenges facing those living with lung cancer and outlines solutions to improve outcomes that are currently far...


12 Oct 2018

Digestive-tract cancers are estimated to account for about 2 in 10 of all cancers diagnosed and nearly 3 in 10 cancer deaths. A person’s chance of surviving depends on the type of digestive-tract cancer.

Journal article

5 Oct 2018

Bowel cancer is a significant health issue in New Zealand, with over 3,000 people diagnosed each year, but little was known about the process of diagnosis. We surveyed a small group, of mostly younger patients, to gain some insight into this process for the first...


2 Oct 2018

This report is the latest in the BreastScreen Australia monitoring report series , which is published annually to provide regular monitoring of BreastScreen Australia. The latest data available for women aged 50–74, the target age group since 1 July 2013, are presented.

Journal article

2 Oct 2018

If high-coverage vaccination and screening is maintained, at an elimination threshold of four new cases per 100,000 women annually, cervical cancer could be considered to be eliminated as a public health problem in Australia within the next twenty years.


14 Sep 2018

This is the first report from an Australian-first project combining data from the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program, BreastScreen Australia, and the National Cervical Screening Program. Screen-detected breast, cervical and bowel cancers were less likely to cause death than non-screen-detected cancers, with analyses also revealing...


22 Aug 2018

This project took an iterative, inductive, community-oriented approach to investigate Aboriginal health workers’ (AHWs) cancer understandings and practice needs. This report details the findings and recommendations.


8 Aug 2018

This review of the National Bowel Screening Programme says the roll-out is progressing well and the Ministry of Health continues to improve its processes to support this. The panel does make a number of wide-ranging recommendations to support continued improvement.


16 Jul 2018

Over 63,500 courses of radiotherapy were delivered in Australia during 2016–17. 50% of all radiotherapy patients started treatment within nine days.


5 Jun 2018

Reflecting on twenty years of consumer advocacy, Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) asks in this report what does it feel like to be diagnosed with and treated for breast cancer in Australia today?


31 May 2018

This report compares mortality outcomes and cancer characteristics for two populations: those invited to screen in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program in 2006–2010, and those of a similar age who were not invited in that time period.

Journal article

9 May 2018

The purpose of this paper is to describe an initiative by Cancer Australia and Menzies School of Health Research to develop Australia’s first national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cancer framework, using a process of co-design with relevant stakeholders.


7 May 2018

The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) began in 2006. It aims to reduce the morbidity and mortality from bowel cancer by actively recruiting and screening the eligible target population aged 50–74 for early detection or prevention of the disease. This monitoring report is the...


7 May 2018

The National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) aims to reduce cervical cancer cases, illness and death from cervical cancer in Australia. Cervical screening in Australia 2018 is the latest annual monitoring report for the NCSP, presenting key data for women screened in 2015 and 2016 (prior...


2018 report
18 Apr 2018

This report is the second national report to present key data specific to cancer in adolescents and young adults. While cancer in young Australians is rare, it has a substantial social and economic impact on individuals, families and the community.


26 Mar 2018

USQ researchers are working on several joint initiatives with partners including Cancer Council Queensland and Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia to improve cancer survivorship and quality of life for regional Queenslanders.


March 2018 update
14 Mar 2018

This AIHW web report presents the latest available information on national population screening programs, cancer incidence, survival, prevalence and mortality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, compared with non-Indigenous Australians. Information is available as data visualisations to explore by sex, age, state and territory,...



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